For the most part, 95% of this was moved over from a previous build. I just wanted to do something new without building a whole new rig, as this still handles my daily tasks quite fine.
First, let's start with the NEW parts CASE: I wanted something new. Something with a window. Perhaps something with a basement. As long as it wasn't an NZXT H440. They were everywhere. I loved the lines and angular styling of the Phateks Evolv, but it was a little too rich for my blood. I couldn't find the Evolv Acrylic anyway. So I settled for the Enthoo Pro M Acrylic instead. Full review? Maybe soon. There's A LOT I can speak about.
ACCESSORIES: The BitFenix Alchemy Cable Extension Set was actually the one bit that held this case swap up. Maybe I just wasn't looking hard enough. But I couldn't find extensions that fit the bill. Luckily, I found performance-pcs.com and had a set that fit my needs. Not only did it have the color combination I needed, but it also had just the cables I needed.
Now, on to what was brought over from the ever evolving previous build.
CPU: My previous build actually used an FX 6300. But I jumped on a deal I saw on Reddit for the FX 8350 and an Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 bundled at $120. You may be asking, "why didn't you use the Asus board as well?" At the moment, laziness. I didn't want to deal with moving my windows key from one mobo to another.
MOBO: This was is actually handling the FX 8350 quite well. They've been playing nice at stock voltages sitting at 4.5ghz. I have yet to test and see how far they will go.
CPU COOLER: This was another Reddit special. It was a BNIB item given to the seller through an RMA process.
MEMORY: I purchased the blue set for my S.O. for her build. But she delayed it for Skylake. I shall not let it go to waste.
STORAGE: The Samsung ssd was a donor from my laptop when I upgraded to a larger ssd. The Kingston ssd (even with its bad reputation) I got during a deep sale. So I figured, why not? The WD Blue was added for more storage for content creation.
GPU: A great find and a great performer. This component was really what set the ball rolling on the color theme.
PSU: It was on sale at the time.
As you can see, the description of each line item got shorter and shorter as you go on. So I won't bore you any longer. Pictures!